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APA Foundation Appoints Vedrana Hodzic, M.D., Director of Fellowships, Mentorship and Medical Education

  • February 13, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) today announced that Vedrana Hodzic, M.D., will be its Director of Fellowships, Mentorship and Medical Education. In this role, Hodzic will oversee the APAF’s Resident Fellowship Program, and will use her clinical and resident training expertise to elevate the program through enhanced professional development, experiential learning, and mentoring opportunities.

Hodzic's most recent postings were with the University of Maryland and Sheppard Pratt Hospital. She served in multiple capacities with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, including as associate residency training director, and adjunct assistant professor and as service chief for the Psychiatric Urgent Care Clinic at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Towson Campus.

“I am thrilled to be joining the APAF! I am looking forward to working with the fellowship team and collaborating with our education partners in the APA to further the educational and mentorship initiatives and opportunities for residents and medical students,” said Hodzic.

“Dr. Hodzic has dedicated her career to treating patients and educating the next generation of psychiatrists,” said APAF Executive Director, Rawle Andrews, Jr., Esq. “With her appointment to this newly created role, we recommit to our mission to invest in those future mental health leaders, as well as the patients and caregivers they serve.”

Hodzic has been an APA member since 2013 and recently participated in the APA Physician Leadership Program. Her record of leadership also includes serving as a member of the Resident Education Committee at the American Psychoanalytic Association, and as a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Sheppard Pratt Hospital.

"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Vedrana Hodzic to the APA Foundation team," said APA CEO and Medical Director, and Board Chair for the APA Foundation, Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. "The energy she brings as a mentor and leader will be an invaluable asset for APA Fellows, the future leaders of psychiatry.”

Hodzic graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Hospital. Hodzic’s clinical career has been focused on emergency psychiatry. Previous postings have included attending physician positions for inpatient units, and the Psychiatric Emergency Services at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and crisis and outpatient services at Sheppard Pratt Hospital. In these settings she has supervised and mentored various trainees including medical students, psychiatry residents, and fellows.

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